North Korea has conducted another test of an underwater combat drone capable of carrying nuclear weapons. The test, as the authorities in Pyongyang stressed, was a response to joint military exercises of South Korea and the US.
North Korea announced on Saturday that it had conducted another test of an underwater combat drone capable of delivering nuclear weapons. The test of the “underwater strategic weapons system” took place on April 4-7, the official North Korean news agency KCNA reported.
She added that the Haeil drone, or tsunami in Korean, traveled “a simulated distance of 1,000 km underwater” and “successfully hit the simulated target.” “The test perfectly confirmed the reliability of the underwater strategic weapons system and its ability to perform deadly attacks,” KCNA said.
North Korea last month announced the first tests of the device, which it said could “produce a large-scale radioactive tsunami.”
Response to South Korean and US military exercises
The North Korean regime has intensified military action in recent weeks, protesting against the execution by United States and South Korea for joint military exercises, which it sees as preparations for an invasion of North Korea.
Pyongyang has conducted a number of missile tests, including the launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). After one short-range missile test, he announced that it was a simulation of a “nuclear strike on an important enemy target.”
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